Court rejects request to declare Risby-Raz hostile witness

September 7, 2010 12:08


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Jerusalem district court on Tuesday rejected a request from the prosecution to declare Rachel Risby-Raz a hostile witness.

The state's prosecutor, Uri Korb, charged that Risby-Raz, who formerly testified as a prosecution witness, presented a version of events in court which completely contradicted her testimony to the police.

The lawyers representing Olmert and Zaken, opposed the request, arguing that she had not contributed her testimony to the police. The judges ruled that the court had failed to present a strong enough case to justify declaring Risby-Raz a hostile witness.

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